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Join Marcello Sgambelluri in creating families using Rhino.Inside and Revit


Join the popular Autodesk University instructor Marcello Sgambelluri as he explores creating structural roof beam families with Rhino.Inside.

The Simply Complex Blog...

Posted on 17 October 2019 | 10:03 am

MacroCad Open House in Amsterdam - Nov 5, 2019



Come join the MacroCad Open House (Authorized Rhino Reseller and Trainer) in Amsterdam on November 5, and learn more about Rhino WIP, Sub-D Modeling and Rhino.Inside Revit!


Participation is free, but registration is needed on eventbrite...

Posted on 17 October 2019 | 7:36 am

V-Ray Next for Rhino update



Chaos Group just released the latest version of their smart rendering engine for Rhino. V-Ray for Rhino update 1 is packed with useful features including performance optimizations, UI and workflow improvements, and powerful new functionality for V-Ray for Grasshopper. 

Some of the new and improved features in V-Ray Next for Rhino are:
  • Updated materials workflow — Now, you can create V-Ray materials and assign them to layers directly in Rhino’s Materials panel. You can also apply materials with a simple drag and drop directly onto scene objects or layers.
  • Faster interactive rendering — The latest update features more responsive CPU interactive rendering when editing the scene camera, lighting and materials.
  • Cryptomatte render element support — Makes it easier to select objects for post-production.
  • Temperature color picker — The V-Ray color picker also introduces a Kelvin temperature slider, which automatically provides a corresponding RGB color.
  • New in Grasshopper — Even more advanced animation setups with the new advanced value remapping utility component that exposes a bezier curve editor. In addition, you can now load V-Ray library materials in the definition, render using orthographic cameras, or export V-Ray proxy mesh and animated scene files.
And lots more! Check out the V-Ray Next for Rhino product page to find out what else is new.

Posted on 17 October 2019 | 6:42 am

Grasshopper training in Barcelona - Nov 18-19, 2019


icreatia, Authorized Rhino Trainer, has organized an Introductory Grasshopper workshop on Nov 18-19, 2019.

Come join it and learn visual programming and computational design!

Details and registration (in Spanish)...
Special price for students and teachers (in Spanish)...

Posted on 17 October 2019 | 6:37 am

Quick course for Grasshopper beginners


Starting out with Grasshopper? Gavin Crump, BIM Manager at Crone Architects, has put together a brief video introduction to Grasshopper. 

This video is for beginners, to be used as a launching pad for new users.

Grasshopper is a computational design tool within Rhino that enhances its capabilities. And there's an active user and developer community pushing the limits of what Grasshopper can achieve.  

Another goal of this video is to form a bridge for Dynamo users. 


Posted on 16 October 2019 | 9:35 am

Robotic Inform V1.0 Workshop in Barcelona by DesignMorphine



Robotic Inform V1.0 Workshop
Barcelona
January 24-26

The recent adaptation of industrial robots to architectural production has given rise to a new language of design numerically informed through computation. In a world where nearly everything built around us can be 3D printed, using digital and robotic fabrication equipment can investigate possibilities for expanding the geometric vocabulary, functional integration and smart assembly logic. All in a way that develops new design methodologies that profit from those new technologies.

During this workshop, participants will focus on designing and producing a 1:1 scale prototype of a 3D printed chair through generative growth algorithms. They will be introduced to computer simulation to generate these designs with fabrication rules and constraints, ensuring that their designs can be ready for manufacturing and produced by several geometrical iterations through the same logic.

More information and application here...

Posted on 16 October 2019 | 7:00 am

Nemo for Ship Design has a new release



A new release of Nemo, Grasshopper plug-in for ship design, is shipping!

Nemo is divided into two major parts :
  • Nemo Analysis, for automatic analysis of ship geometry (licensed)
  • Nemo Designer, which includes several design tools (free)
Nemo Analysis can perform hydrostatics computation, silhouette extraction, meshing generation, and resistance prediction right inside Rhino. Sectioning hull into stations - buttocks - waterlines, generating an offset table, or creating cross-sections curves are also embedded features.
Interoperability is allowed with external software like NavCad (HydroComp), Mars 2000 (Bureau Veritas) or Excel (Microsoft).

Nemo Designer includes specific tools to create NACA sections and appendages such as hydrofoils, keels (with or without bulb), or even blade propellers.

Details on Nemo features and what's new in this version...

Posted on 16 October 2019 | 5:39 am

Call for Projects - Digital Fabrication Showcase




To all our Certified RhinoFabStudiosARTCs, and ARTs, we want to thank you and express our appreciation for all the work that you do.

We are creating a portfolio called Digital Fabrication Showcase that aims to include outstanding computational designed projects manufactured in these centers around the world. We would like to display your activities and developments in our digital design and manufacturing groups, our blogs, and social networks. Your ideas, as indicators of the 4th industrial revolution we are all experiencing; where technology, collaborative platforms and talent come together to generate new models, products and solutions.


If you are a Certified RhinoFabStudio, ARTC, or ART, please share with us your most remarkable projects so that we can include them in the portfolio. Use one or more of these templates per project. We must receive your proposals by Dec. 15th, 2019, so that your projects are included in the portfolio. You can download some template samples of PDF files already filled-in with projects. 


For more information and to send your PDFs to be included in
 the portfolio, please contact Jackie Nasser and Lucia Miguel.





What is RhinoFabStudio? A RhinoFabStudio™ (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

To become a Certified RhinoFabStudio, visit this link!

Posted on 15 October 2019 | 7:54 am

Rhino Python Open Day in Thessaloniki (Greece) - October 17, 2019



EU CodeWeek 2019 is here, and on October 17 re:arch is conducting an open day for an introduction to programming using the Python language in Rhino in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Seating is limited so, reserve your spot now by emailing info.rearch@gmail.com or calling them at +30 6973284030.

Also, in preparation for the Grasshopper Workshop taking place on October 31-November 1-November 2 in Thessaloniki, re:arch is also presenting four special computational design open days on Thursdays this month.

The four open days are a multifaceted introduction based on simple examples without the need for prior knowledge. The goal is to create a strong understanding of using 3D digital design tools with any type of geometry and on any platform.

Participation is free by reserving a spot here...

Posted on 15 October 2019 | 6:00 am

Grasshopper Workshop (Greece) - October 31, November 1-2, 2019


Re:arch organizes a Grasshopper Workshop for architecture students and architects in Thessaloniki, Greece.

No previous experience is required. Participants will be working with relevant examples in order to learn Grasshopper logic, tools, and functions. They will also develop a personal project during the workshop. 

Seating is limited. Reserve your spot now by emailing info.rearch@gmail.com or calling us at +30 6973284030. Remember to bring your computer!

More information here...

Posted on 15 October 2019 | 5:30 am

Computational Forms Workshop at Colegio Mayor de Antioquia




Join Andres Gonzalez, RhinoFabStudio worldwide director, at Colegio Mayor de Antioquia for an architectural seminar in Computational Forms with Rhino and Grasshopper!


During this seminar, Andres explores architectural trends in digital manufacturing processes and parametric design. He also examines how we adapt to new technologies and society's demand to carry out more sustainable and technological processes in the fourth industrial revolution for design. Participants will learn how Rhino and Grasshopper have affected digital and parametric design locally and internationally as well as concepts of generative design and architectural modeling. 

Spaces are limited, register now!


Date: October 22, 2019
Time: 12 PM-1 PM
Place: Tv. 78 #65 - 46, Medellín - Colegio Mayor de Antioquia - Medellín, Colombia 



For more information, please contact Luis Henao.



What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 14 October 2019 | 5:59 pm

Ivy plug-in workshop in Cluj-Napoca, Romania


3F Folding Fabrication Framework
A workshop teaching the fundamentals of Ivy for Grasshopper
Hosted by Andrei Nejur

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
November 1-3

The workshop is for design enthusiasts who want to dive into parametric generation and fabrication fast using Grasshopper and Rhinoceros.

The aim is to present form generation and fabrication techniques assisted by algorithms. The workshop will introduce an entire flow, from start to finish, in generating and producing a complex architectural shape. Final physical prototyping will be achieved using a CNC laser machine.

The workshop starts by introducing the Grasshopper platform and some extensions used to generate geometry. It continues with the production and assembly of the generated shapes, observing real-life applications, errors, and solutions.

Number of participants: 10-15 

Tutors: 
  • Andrei Nejur, architect with 14 years of experience in architecture and education. Researcher and expert in computational and generative design. Author of the Ivy for Grasshopper plug-in.
  • Adrian Bizau, architect and specialist in computational design.


Posted on 9 October 2019 | 3:02 pm

New ARCHICAD Grasshopper training in Zurich


AC+GH_OCT
ARCHICAD + Grasshopper Intensive–4 Day Workshop

Date: Friday+Saturday, Oct 11-12, Oct 25-26
Time: 9 AM–5 PM / incl. break
Location: Zürich

As an ARCHICAD user, you will learn how to connect Grasshopper in real-time with ARCHICAD. First, you will learn the technical steps of how the two software work together. You will get to know Grasshopper integrated into Rhinoceros 6.

Learn the power of parametric design in examples and challenges. In class, you will develop your own systems to optimize your work, make changes, variations, and convert the design into a full BIM model in real-time.

Through simple exercises at the end of the course, you will be able to understand, edit, and develop your first usable definitions.

Previous knowledge is not necessary. The course will be taught in English.

More information or info@pazacademy.xyz

Posted on 8 October 2019 | 3:43 pm

Open Position at the ICD University of Stuttgart

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart is accepting applications for a Research Associate: Doctoral or PostDoctoral Level (E13 TVL).

The responsibilities of the position include: 
  • Conducting research on agent-based methods for the fabrication-oriented design of adaptive modular concrete construction as part of the DFG-funded Priority Programme Adaptive Modular Construction Systems using Flow Production Methods – Rapid Precision Construction of Tomorrow (SPP 2187)
  • Teaching master-level design studios and seminars on topics related to the research  
  • Participating in the further development of the institute’s laboratories
The expected start date is January 1, 2020, but, if possible, the position will be filled earlier.

The application deadline is November 15, 2019.

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Posted on 8 October 2019 | 2:00 pm

America's cup Team New Zealand hull makes public appearance



We get a little thrilled when we see Rhino software in use. In this case, that little Rhino logo showed up in the video for Team New Zealand in their America's Cup preparations.

If you are curious about the hull design, here's a comparison of two different hull designs.

See Rhino in A Year in the Making: Launching the Kiwi AC75 Te Aihe...

Posted on 7 October 2019 | 10:52 am

New Rhino 6 - Mac & Windows - Mexico



Join Dimension N and Centro and learn about the new tools and features of Rhino 6 for Mac and Windows. This talk will be presented by Javier M Gaxiola (@Jamagax), Rhino specialist and user for more than 15 years. 

Now that Rhino 6 is available for both Mac and PC operating systems, Javier will be showing the new rendering and materials system, the new display engine, the new presentation toolsGrasshopper, new manufacturing applications, and our new project Rhino.Inside.


Place: Centro - Auditorium
Date: Thursday, October 10th
Time: 5 PM


Admission is free. Special pricing for new licenses and upgrades will be available to attendees. 


For more information, please call 5554341485 or email info@dimensiontallerdigital.com

Posted on 4 October 2019 | 11:40 am

Daylight Simulation and Optimization Workshop in Helsinki (Finland) - January 27-28, 2020


M.A.D. has organized a Daylight Simulation and Optimization Workshop in Helsinki (Finland) - January 27-28, 2020

Daylight is a vital element in architecture, responsible for health, well being, building performance, and finally, for appearance and atmosphere. With modern-day simulation tools, architects and engineers can apply science-based strategies into the design process.

Goal


The training goal is to introduce architects and engineers to the concepts of contemporary daylight techniques. The 2-day event spreads from Climate Based Daylight Modelling to Circadian Rhythm. The participants will learn how to simulate Daylight Autonomy, Glare, Daylight Factor, and other key concepts of the most popular sustainable certificates such as LEED, BREEAM, Living Building Challenge or WELL. The training also introduces the concept of design for Circadian Rhythm as a key aspect of healthy and productive buildings. During the training, participants will build parametric models and test the concepts in study cases.

The training is in English by Adrian Krężlik from Parametric Support.

Details and registration...

Posted on 4 October 2019 | 7:12 am

Generative design with bamboo in Panama

A five-day intensive course for experienced designers on using 3D modeling software for building with bamboo

This course offers a chance to explore the gap between computational design software and the realities of bamboo construction. Learn about bamboo and how architects should design for durability using software such as Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. Increasing the architectural toolset and applying this to underutilized locally available sustainable materials will hopefully be the first step to build capacity in the construction section and apply this knowledge to the needs of those who need resilient, sustainable, and adequate buildings.

Course lead: John Osmond Naylor
Design tutors: John Naylor and César Cheng
Dates: October 7–11, 2019 (5 days)
Investment:  $650

Capacity limited to 12 people.
More information here.


Reserve your spot by sending an email to info@geoversity.org.


Posted on 3 October 2019 | 7:45 am

Rhino 6.0 for Jewelry: A guide to basic jewelry design and model making strategies using Rhino 6.0

Dana Buscaglia, a Rhino instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, adds to the Rhino tutorial arsenal with this book. As the title implies, Rhino 6.0 for Jewelry sets out to demonstrate and teach the use of Rhinoceros for the design and creation of jewelry. The level is beginner through intermediate.

It's intensive instruction in creating accurate technical drawings using Rhino. 

The chapters are step-by-step instructions that gradually build a knowledge base, as the following chapters become more advanced.

Available at Amazon...

Posted on 2 October 2019 | 2:47 pm

Rhino 6 Level 1 Online Training en Español




Register for the Rhino 6 Level 1 - Online Training by McNeel Miami (home of the RhinoFabStudio).

Course description:
In this online class, you will learn to create and edit models freely and accurately. The course covers most of the functionality of Rhino 6, including some advanced commands. You will also learn about the creation and editing of curves, surfaces, and solids.


This course will be taught in Spanish by instructor: Julian Oquendo
Additional course information here.

Cost: $99 USD
Date: October 8, 11, 15 and 18, 2019
Time: 3 PM–6 PM (EST)*
*Note: All times listed are Eastern (Miami) time zone. Calculate your time zone. 



Online Course
Ask questions and interact with the class and instructor in our live, online training. All sessions will be recorded and posted for you to study and review. If you cannot make a session, you will be able to catch up at your convenience.

The class will be in Spanish using GoToTraining software.


Space is limited. Register here!
For more information please contact Jackie Nasser or call 305-513-4445.

What is RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 2 October 2019 | 10:31 am

Inclusive Innovation - Medellin




Rhino3DColombia will be participating in the event TOM Colombia as a committee of design and manufacture. 

TOM is a global movement of communities that connects designers, developers, and engineers with people with disabilities to develop technological solutions for the straits of daily life. The designs created become free and public domain, and anyone can adapt it to their needs.


Date: October 3-5, 2019 
Time: All day (72-hour event)
Location: Columbus School - Medellín, Colombia

For more information, please contact Stefania Gonzalez.


What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 30 September 2019 | 10:30 am

Rhino Event in Milan, Italy – 12 October 2019



McNeel Europe is holding a new type of event in Milan, Italy, which combines workshopsin Rhino and some of the state-of-the-art plug-ins, and an exhibition area:


Rhino Lectures & Exhibition
  • Where:
    NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
    Via C. Darwin 20, Milano, Italy
  • When:
    12 October 2019
    10:00am-7:00pm

Learn about Grasshopper and Paneling Tools, see how Rhino can be used together with ARCHICAD and VisualARQ, and take rendering to the next level through V-Ray and VR with Mindesk.

At the exhibition area you will be able to meet ShapeDiver, CIMsystem, and EasyJewels3D, among others, and try the devices by Wacom and 3Dconnexion.


Exhibition area: free access.

Workshops: Early-Bird 15€ per workshop.


Seats for workshops are very limited. Sign up now!

More information...

Posted on 30 September 2019 | 1:42 am

AEC Tech 2019 - NYC



AEC Tech 2019 is the seventh annual event and a four-day experience for professionals in the AEC industry and beyond!
  • Wednesday, October 16 from 6 PM–10 PM: Pre-event: VR/AR Tech Immersion Night.
  • Thursday, October 17: Masterclasses.
  • Friday, October 18: Symposium featuring a full-day of presentations and discussions from highly-acclaimed professionals within the industry.
  • Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20: Hackathon.
Join McNeel Developers in a Masterclasses at AEC Tech 2019.
  • compute.rhino3D with Will Pearson and Steve Baer, Robert McNeel & Associates
  • Rhino.Inside with Luis Fraguada and Kike Garcia, Robert McNeel & Associates
Register here.

Posted on 27 September 2019 | 9:08 am

Algorithmic Evolutionary Design workshop (Wallacei), November 19-21 at McNeel Europe in Barcelona


Algorithmic Evolutionary Design workshop (Wallacei) 
November 19–21, 2019
10 AM–6 PM

McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

McNeel Europe presents a three-day Algorithmic Evolutionary Design workshop using Wallacei, with Milad Showkatbakhsh, codeveloper of Wallacei and PhD Candidate at the Architectural Association, and  Diego Navarro, Authorized Rhino trainer and Computational Design teacher at UIC Barcelona School of Architecture. Wallacei, a new plug-in for Grasshopper, is an evolutionary engine to run simulations through genetic algorithms for solving optimization problems. Wallacei incorporates highly detailed analytic tools coupled with various comprehensive selection methods, including algorithmic clustering, to assist users and make more informed decisions at all stages of their evolutionary simulations. In the three-day course, learn the detailed features and functions of the Wallacei platform through a hands-on approach, gaining a thorough understanding of the methodologies associated with the applications of evolutionary concepts in design. 

Day 1- Fundamentals
1.1. Theory behind the application of Evolutionary Principles in Design and Problem Solving: 

  • Significance of the biological evolutionary processes in nature. 
  • Translation of biological evolutionary processes within computation. 
  • Genetic Algorithms: case studies in design. 
1.2. Introduction to Wallacei features and contributions. 
1.3. Running Wallacei: Environment, Goals, Objectives and Gene pools. 

Day 2. Reading Data 
2.1. Understanding the Wallacei.X user interface and reading the simulation’s results: 

  • Wallacei Settings: population, parameters, search space and dynamic charts. 
  • Wallacei Analytics: standard deviation, diamond chart, and fitness values. 
  • Wallacei Selection: parallel coordinate, selecting solutions, Pareto front and phenotypes. 
  • The Wallacei.X Component Output: genomes, phenotypes, and data. 
2.2. Designing problems, environments, and frameworks. 
2.3. Application demos and personal projects. 

Day 3. Output management 
3.1. Analyzing results, reformulating and comparing 
3.2. Exporting phenotypes and visualizing. 
3.3. Consulting and personal projects. 

Course fee:
EUR 795, (+VAT); full-time students, university teachers, and remote participants get a 50% discount (proof of status required). Please note your seat is only confirmed after payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants: 10 participants and 6 remote participants. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before. (November 4)

Course language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe!

Posted on 26 September 2019 | 6:10 am

Daylight Performance and Optimization workshop, November 28-29 at McNeel Europe in Barcelona

Daylight Performance and Optimization workshop 
November 28–29, 2019
10 AM–6 PM

McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)


McNeel Europe and architect Adrian Krężlik are presenting a two-day Daylight Performance and Optimization workshop at our Barcelona offices. Daylight is a vital element in architecture, responsible for health, well-being, building performance, and finally, for appearance and atmosphere. With modern-day simulation tools, architects and engineers can apply science-based strategies into the design process.

The goal of the training is to introduce architects and engineers into the concepts of contemporary daylight techniques using daylight modeling in Grasshopper, Honeybee, and Ladybug. Learn how to simulate Daylight Autonomy, Glare, Daylight Factor, and other key concepts of the most popular sustainable certificates such as LEED, BREEAM, or WELL. The training also introduces the concept of design for Circadian Rhythm as a key aspect of healthy and productive buildings. During the training, participants will build parametric models and test the concepts on study cases.

Day One 

  • Introduction to daylight demands in European norms and most popular certificates: LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, Living Building Challenge and WELL
  • Daylight Physics, Sun Position, Radiation Rose
  • Exercise One: Sunlight hours on a facade. Introduction to daylight modeling in Grasshopper, Honeybee, and Ladybug
  • Exercise Two: Designing to meet LEED v4.1 daylight requirements. Daylight Autonomy and Annual Sunlight Exposure
  • Exercise Three: Single objective optimization to enhance daylight conditions

Day Two 

  • Exercise Four: Designing to meet BREEAM daylight requirements. Daylight Factor 
  • Exercise Five: Daylight Glare Probability Simulation 
  • Introduction to single objective optimization based on Genetic and Particle Swarm 
  • Exercise Six: Building Position and Facade Optimization to enhance daylight performance 
Course fee:
EUR 530,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required). Please note your seat is only confirmed after payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants: 10. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before. (November 12)

Course language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe!

Posted on 26 September 2019 | 5:18 am